Hawks’ Cam Reddish reveals bold aspiration after up-and-down rookie season
It’s safe to say that highly-touted prospect Cam Reddish didn’t quite live up to expectations as a rookie.
While he has shown flashes as a rookie that makes you think he’s a future star in the league, all in all, the 20-year-old struggled to adjust to the size and speed of the NBA game. However, strong performances in his last few games have given the 6-foot-8 wing some hope that he not only belongs in the league but that he can dominate. Going forward, Reddish has a clear goal in mind.
“I definitely want to be known as one of the best two-way players,” Reddish said per Sarah K. Spencer of the AJC.
Ranked as the second-best player in the class of 2018, Cam Reddish would attend Duke with the expectation of being an instant superstar. Reddish’s one and only season in Durham was filled with inconsistency and inefficient performances but he had shown enough potential for the Atlanta Hawks to draft with the 10th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft.
Before the season was postponed in March, Reddish was putting up 10.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game but was also shooting just 38.4 percent from the field and 33.2 percent from deep. These percentages are actually an improvement of what Reddish put up at the start of the season like when he shot 20.9 percent in the first month of the season.
Reddish is in a great opportunity in Atlanta where a lack of established talent allows him to get enough to minutes to develop while he is also able to learn from veterans like Vince Carter, although he’s probably seen the last of that with the hiatus.
Still, only the future will tell when it comes to the former five-star recruit.